Itineraries and Packages

We shall provide you with custom itineraries based on how much time you want to spend on the mountain and which route you plan to take.

Kindly note that the number of days may vary according to your preference. If you wish to add more days it is arranged for you.

Depending on the size of your group, we can arrange an all inclusive trek for you at a price of $130 – $150 per person per day. This includes all the below:

  1. Transport from Nairobi to the mountain and back.
  2. Full board accommodation during the trek (including food, water, warm gear and all the equipment required for the full trek
  3. Accommodation in mountain huts / campsites
  4. Park fees.
  5. Professional English speaking guides.
  6. Porters for your luggage.

The following services are excluded

  1. International Flights / Visas
  2. Items of personal nature
  3. Any additional service or item not mentioned in the offer
  4. Not included and entirely up to you is a tip at the end of the hike.

The following services are also excluded BUT if you do not manage to have any of the items mentioned below with you due to any reason, they WILL be provided to you and any number of members in your climbing party at a small loaning fee discussed by the guide as they shall be returned on the last day:

  1. Sleeping bag
  2. Any Trekking and climbing gear
  3. Boots / Rucksack


Below you will find an accommodating itinerary, which can be entirely customized for flexibility to fit your expectations and also your budget:



  • Day 1) Leave Nairobi at 7-30am and drive up  to Nanyuki where we pick the rest of the team and drive to Sirimon gate at the Mt Kenya national park where we shall take lunch. After lunch we begin the trek up to Old Moses Camp. This walk will take about 2 ½ hrs – 3hrs. You will be able to take photos of wildlife as we will traversing through the Mt Kenya National Park Forest. We reach the bunk house late in the afternoon ready for dinner and sleep
  • Day 2) After an early breakfast, we leave and start walking in the direction of the breathtaking Makinder’s Valley towards Shipton’s Camp which is 4200 Meters above sea level. This walk will take 6-7hr and covers very a spectacular view point and the different of flora & fauna of upper attitudes. Lunch will be enroute with dinner and spend the night at the Shipton’s camp
  • Day 3) If the team is ready, we wake up at 2:30am when it is still dark and hike up to Point Lenana to catch the amazing Sunrise. Lenana is the third highest peak of the mountain and the views are spectacular when the sun comes up. After the sun rise, the party gets a chance to take a few or as much photos as they can and then we head back down to Shipton’s or ahead to Makinders camp according to your package to take breakfast and spend the day relaxing after the very early start.
  • Day 4) After breakfast we take a gentle walk down through the last of the Alpine zone and descend through the vertical bog and into the higher mountain forest we come to rest at Met Station to enjoy the scenes of the forest spending the night in the hut there
  •  Day 5) After breakfast just 2-3 hrs walk down through the forest brings us to the Narumoru park gate or Chogoria route where our vehicles await to take us back to Nairobi arriving there late in the afternoon.


ITINERARY 2: 5/6 days UP CHOGORIA DOWN NAROMORU via lakes Ellis and Michelson. 

Distance: 75 km | Difficulty: Demanding  | Start/Finish: Nairobi
This is by far the most scenic and interesting route. It takes in both tropical forests and moor land.
Day 1:  Nairobi/Chogoria
Pick up from your Nairobi Hotel at 8am and drive north to Chogoria town for lunch and afternoon leisure walk in the town to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel, 2000m, L,D.
Day 2: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas – 4hrs, 16km walk, 950m ascent
After breakfast, take a 4x4WD vehicle to the forest clearance, 16km from where the walk starts. You will walk for 16km through the forest along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road for 4hrs to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m for lunch and afternoon walks. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B,L,D

Day 3: Mount Meru Bandas – Road Head Camp, 3hrs, 9km, 350m ascent
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Road Head Camp taking approximately 3-4hrs. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.

Day 4: Road Head/Mintos Hut – 4 hrs, 12km
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut, B, L, D

Day 5: Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station – 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent

Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks and divide after an hour, above a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descend to Mackinders for breakfast and continue down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest, B,L,D

Day 6: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm. 



Day 1: Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km walk, 950m ascent.
Depart from Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we take 4×4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for distance of 10 km up to the Mt Kenya Bandas.
Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya Bandas.

Day 2:  Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600m) 3hrs, 9km, 700m ascent.
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful.

Lunch on the banks of a stream, then it’s time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more “touristy” areas.

Day 3: Lake Ellis- Minto`s Camp. ( 4,200m) 4 hrs, 12km, 600m ascent.
Similar early start. Again well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breath taking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands.
Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night’s rest.
Afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10 minute walk to the “Temple” is well worth the effort. This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge – they look as if they are praying.

Day 4: Minto`s – Austrian hut 4,700m(top hut) 4 hrs, 7km, 500m ascent.
Today we begin our trek ascending up along the foot of huge rock walls.
From the top we`ll have an excellent view of Mt. Kenya. After ascending for a couple of hours you reach Tooth Col. From here you traverse until you reach the Austrian Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Austrian camp – Pt Lenana – Old Moses. 6 hrs, 20km, 285m ascent – 1,400m descent.
Leave at 5.00am for predawn attempt, climbing for 1 hour across bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt Lenana – the hiker`s summit, arriving in time to catch the African sunrise.

Descend to Shipton’s camp  for breakfast and a short rest. After breakfast we begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.

Dinner and overnight at the Old Moses camp.

Day 6: Old Moses camp – Nairobi. 2 hrs, 9km, 680m descent.
After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours up to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for transfer  to Nairobi arriving late Afternoon.

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